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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 28, 2012 9:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: TDIH - FIRST DAY JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rejoice, for the end was nigh...

http://archive.org/details/gd1982-08-28.nak700.wagner.miller.112955.flac16

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Aug 28, 2012 3:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - FIRST DAY JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I like Day Job. Not a great song and I'd rather hear others certainly. I think I mainly like it because so many people hated it. I wonder how many drop puts who were supported by their parents were glad their parents kept their day job?

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Aug 28, 2012 7:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - FIRST DAY JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Day Job is a good song? It's an ok song, no real bridge to speak of, second cousin to US Blues and Don't Ease, just a slightly faster tempo than US Blues.

I'd say that Day Job was probably something of an important song at times during 82-86, a nice lil three minute ditty to bail the stage and get to those refreshments for tuning purposes.

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Poster: craven714 Date: Aug 28, 2012 2:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - FIRST DAY JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I like when DSO does day job better than... (joke)

(did see DSO play DJ, and it rocked... no joke)

edit~ btw I like every song the GD ever did (no joke)
even Samba. It was a great piss break song. You gotta
have one of those!



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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 28, 2012 2:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - FIRST DAY JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We are writing about Dayjobs craven. I don't know if DSO plays Dayjob.

E- Well, I'm glad DSO gave you a good Dayjob. Sometimes you never can tell.


This post was modified by micah6vs8 on 2012-08-28 21:07:53

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Poster: craven714 Date: Aug 28, 2012 2:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - FIRST DAY JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c797fZFi7O8
this will have to do (prove)

saw mine at the Newport, shitlumbus Ohio. Cant say when.
Im gonna keep my day job/dayjobs (dont know the difference). I suggest you keep yours too...
We all need a good dayjob, right?

Im glad we can all rejoice in bd's post :)

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 28, 2012 2:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - FIRST DAY JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Huzzah!

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Poster: craven714 Date: Aug 28, 2012 3:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - FIRST DAY JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thats like the drunken version of hooray. Right?
I can dig that. Hope you and the clan are well.
peace to you S
Just now leaving my day job, cuz my night job aint paying
either. nighty nite. keep your b-hole tight ;)

and dont forget, I love every song the GD ever played...

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 28, 2012 3:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - FIRST DAY JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It was also the Union's version of the Rebel Yell.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Aug 28, 2012 5:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - FIRST DAY JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And some Northern states of questionable loyalty.

Huzzah! She spurns the Northern scum!

That's my favorite line from the state song of Maryland. I am very proud, as a non-resident resident of Maryland, to have a state with such a ludicrously inappropriate and surreal song. A few choice lyrics. The despot, of course, being Lincoln (!):

The despot's heel is on thy shore,
Maryland!
His torch is at thy temple door,
Maryland!
Avenge the patriotic gore
That flecked the streets of Baltimore,
And be the battle queen of yore,
Maryland! My Maryland!

Dear Mother! burst the tyrant's chain,
Maryland!
Virginia should not call in vain,
Maryland!
She meets her sisters on the plain-
Sic semper! 'tis the proud refrain
That baffles minions back amain,
Maryland!
Arise in majesty again,
Maryland! My Maryland!

I hear the distant thunder-hum,
Maryland!
The Old Line bugle, fife, and drum,
Maryland!
She is not dead, nor deaf, nor dumb-
Huzza! She spurns the Northern scum!
She breathes! She burns! She'll come! She'll come!
Maryland! My Maryland!

For the whole experience, every line of which is a jaw dropper:

http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/01glance/html/symbols/lyrics.html

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Aug 28, 2012 6:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: She breathes! She burns! She'll come! She'll come!

What a great state song. With a last line like that, it must be the joy of middle-schoolers of all ages.

Too hilarious for words:

I see the blush upon thy cheek,
Maryland!
For thou wast ever bravely meek,
Maryland!
But lo! there surges forth a shriek,
From hill to hill, from creek to creek,
Potomac calls to Chesapeake,
Maryland! My Maryland!

Those were fightin' days....

Of course (to digress), when the Confederate army ended up marching into Maryland in '62 hoping to find suppressed men eager to take up arms, join the rebel ranks & "baffle minions back amain," they were disappointed to find instead a chilly & hostile reception.
There's a neat story of Stonewall Jackson on the road to Antietam: "As he passed through Middletown, two young girls stood on the sidewalk and waved Federal flags in Jackson's face. He made a polite bow...and then remarked to his staff, 'We evidently have no friends in this town.'"

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Aug 28, 2012 8:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: She breathes! She burns! She'll come! She'll come!

Northern MD was never much of a slaveholding area. He'd have had a better reception on the Eastern Shore, around where Frederick Douglass had been a slave. (Btw I'm related to old Stonewall. So no dissing him. I mean, just in case you wanted to. That's my job, since he's family.)

I made my kid learn all the lines for that song in elementary school to sing to family at Christmas. It went over pretty well. He thought it was pretty cool and battle-like, too, cuz he wasn't in middle school yet. I just think it's astounding it became the State Song and is STILL the State Song. Apparently they must not be doing a very good job of teaching history for no one to complain. Either that or it's just too much fun to sing.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Aug 28, 2012 9:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: She breathes! She burns! She'll come! She'll come!

True, the hapless Confederates were simply in the wrong part of the state. Had they been marching through Baltimore they might've found a better reception...
MD came pretty close to seceding in '61. If not for "the despot" making some arrests & the timely arrival of some army units, the war could've gone quite differently from the start...

I wouldn't think of dissing ol' Stonewall. I'm just surprised he didn't have the girls shot on the spot! (While coldly muttering, "I don't want them brave, I want them dead.") But, grisly patriotic songs aside, those were gentler times...

What knocks me out is that this ditty didn't become the state song until....1939! There must've been some serious Gone With the Wind fever sweeping through the state.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 29, 2012 6:22am
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All Booth and co had to do was to reach MD and all was good (more or less).

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 28, 2012 3:02pm
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It feels almost obligatory to have this area of exchange w/ this song. Kinda like NFA by the crowd in the '90s.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Aug 29, 2012 2:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - FIRST DAY JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Listening to the one from 8-29-82 and it's very slow. Almost has a Deal feel to start

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 28, 2012 11:55am
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I kinda like Day Job. I realize it might be the equivalent of typing I like Samba. I'm sure when you are rinsing the micrograms right out of your head it might be a cold bucket of water. It was before my time and I never had the LIG > DJ experience (7-1-85), so maybe I couldn't build up the proper hate for the song. I think it funny, Garcia twisting all those noses at the same time.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 28, 2012 12:14pm
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Lyrically, I also kind of dig it. The problem was that it became one of those songs that you seemed to get every other show and it was not the first pick that came to mind. It really was not the choice to close out the Gloria Richmond show, but so it goes. Also, it seemed like a toss off and derivative of other stuff.

Of course, JOTS and I are the lonely members of the Money, Money fan club (and Loose Lucy).

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Aug 28, 2012 2:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - FIRST DAY JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

have to ad me to the money,money club i realy dig that tune.5-19-74 grooves.my dogs named lucy!!~:)

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Aug 30, 2012 10:25am
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Send me my MM membership card.

The problem I see with MM (and DJ) is that they both, for me, tend to become earwigs(?) rather easily after only one listen. (Actually, I have MM rattlin' 'round me noggin' after just reading the title a moment ago. I guess Ima just a sensitive soul.

http://archive.org/details/gd1974-05-21.sonyecm18n.lee.miller.98822.sbeok.flac16

Enjoy,
Judge TOOTMO

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Aug 28, 2012 12:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - FIRST DAY JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Not so fast, I'm with you on Loose Lucy. But as for Money, Money you are most assureadly on your own.

Richmond? When they retook the stage for the encore we were hoping for at least a Sugar Mags. But they must have figured we were having too much fun and decided a DJ was the only thing to keep us from exploding with joy, potentially injuring innocent bystanders. Needless to say it worked.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Aug 28, 2012 3:02pm
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No he's not on his own there was us two and now there are three! Yes 5-19-74 kicks ass! Why are some Deadheads so uptight sometimes? Besides shit it's just a reworking of the money song that's been done a ton of times. Because they put the spin on it being women it's automatically sexist and bad? Whatever. I can think of a helluva lot worse Dead song. WAY WAY worse - anything by Brent or Vince and more

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 28, 2012 3:19pm
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Ha--I only hate it cause you like it...

Seriously; I don't think I've ever heard DJob, nor Samba, but I've always hated MMoney.

;)

Wasn't the sexist thing though--like you say, Pig was way worse on that front--but it seemed sorta silly, or a precurser of the changes coming with Bob by the late 70s maybe? Dunno...but, it really seemed like a superficial Bob contribution relative to HUnter lyrics...snobbish, I know, but after Ace, ie, 73 or so, I just never thought we got much more outta Bob and Barlowe.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Aug 28, 2012 3:45pm
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I don't completely disagree with your take on Bob/Barlow tunes although I do like Estimated as long as it doesnt have the freak out Bobbly scenes at the end, I like Feel Like a Stranger, and I don't care what anyone says Victim was one of the last interesting songs they ever did.

I'm sure you've seen the awesome Festival Express movie. To me Money Money is just another version of this. Check it out it's smokin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6k12vlckdc

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 28, 2012 4:10pm
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Ah, crap--you got me on the Estimated; that is a good "post my cut off" tune by Bob...good call. And yeah, the "freak outs" at the end of various tunes over the yrs; my wife got to the point of saying "huh?!! only 5 blood curdling screams?! that's a much better Lovelight!"

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Aug 29, 2012 5:51am
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The way I see it is that when Donna left, the boys had accumulated so many cats who were, by now, deeply masochistic they felt that it only right someone take over the responsibility of, uh, making Morris feel useful.

Never heard a Day Job? You lucky bastard.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 28, 2012 4:18pm
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I already told JOTS this, but Barlow was at the recent Philip Glass/Henry Miller Library fundraiser at the Warfield and told me (and others) "Everbody knows the other two guys wrote the better songs".

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 28, 2012 5:15pm
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Too funny; good man.

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Aug 29, 2012 6:46am
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More equivalent to typing that you like US Blues or Liberty...IMO.
I too am a fan of Day Job. Granted, it did tend to get over played for awhile, and I think that is what spawned all of the bashers. Then again, there were alot of other songs that tended to get over exposed when they first started to perform them. Throwin Stones and Sailor / Saint are 2 that come to mind.
I have become a believer of the notion that exists, that any show that had a Day Job tended to be at least an above average show. I know there are exceptions to the rule, but overall, I think the theory holds true in my experience. YMMV, of course!